Lumenier hosted the nation’s first all-digital race. Enabled by the pioneering ProSight HD wireless system
SARASOTA, Fla. – August 27, 2016 – The sport of first person view (FPV) drone racing took a dramatic step forward this past weekend when Lumenier hosted the nation’s first all-digital race. Enabled by the pioneering ProSight HD wireless system the competition saw 8 pilots compete simultaneously with HD systems for the first time.
“We made history today at the Lumenier Royal Palm All Digital FPV race. The future of FPV is here now!” proclaimed Tim Nilson, founder of Lumenier and GetFPV.com. “All the pilots were blown away by the image quality and consistency, and the way the event went off is proof that digital HD is ready for prime time. The ProSight system will be a great way to expand the popularity of the sport and help these fantastic pilots become even more skillful and precise.”
The event featured multiple heats of between 2-8 pilots at a time, as well as individual time trials that allowed pilots to truly push speed and precision flying to the limits. The image quality of the 8-pilot competition can be seen here.
“Racing with HD is day and night compared to analog. The clarity of the image we see is like a watching GoPro footage – so detailed and clear that you can’t help but be a better pilot. Combined with the flawless execution of the race from a technical standpoint, I’d say there’s no turning back – it’s an all-digital future for FPV racing,” said Cody “Code Red” Matson.
Among the top ranked pilots competing were Abel “Navihawk” Almaguer (event winner), Cain Mad_Air FPV” Madere (runner up), Mark “Kablah” Chirino (third place), Mackenna “McFly” McClure, Frank “Real Eyes” Mainade, Cody “Code Red” Matson, Nick “WillardFpV” Willard, and David “Prime FPV” 18.
“The move to HD racing is well underway and this event underscores the enthusiasm for the benefits the ProSight system brings. We’re very pleased with the reaction from the pilots and the orchestration of the event by Lumenier – this paves the way for widespread adoption of digital technology throughout the entire FPV community,” said Ram Ofir, CEO of Amimon.
The ProSight all-digital system, which consists of a real-time HD camera, transmitter and receiver, all based on proven technology from CONNEX, significantly reduces transmission signal issues, enabling a new level of immersive experience and precision vision for both the pilots and spectators. The latency-free performance and high quality imaging addresses issues that have plagued first generation analog FPV products, including unclear images, and jammed frequencies caused by multiple simultaneous users. As a result, the ProSight digital system noticeably improves the flying experience.
Lumenier is a high-end designer and manufacturer of top quality FPV products – airframe, motors, batteries, propellers, electronics, accessories and more. The company operates from its main headquarters in Sarasota, Florida with wholly owned manufacturing facilities in the US and China. Leveraging their expert engineers in aeronautics, mechanical and electrical design, Lumenier has become known globally for is innovation and quality. For more information, please visit www.lumenier.com or call +1 941-444-0021.
Amimon is the market leader in latency-free wireless HD video solutions. Its CONNEX all-digital solutions are enabling unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and first person view (FPV) drones with unmatched vision performance. Amimon’s flexible CONNEX systems utilize its core technology to set a new standard in creating, transmitting and viewing content on remote devices.
Amimon is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Herzlia, Israel; Tokyo, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. To connect with AMIMON, visit http://www.AMIMON.com. For CONNEX product information check connex.amimon.com. For CONNEX ProSight Product line please check: www.connexhd.com